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The Family Friendly Principal Print E-mail

Episode 56
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(July 20, 2009) Family leadership in education is a key goal of schools, but often the focus of parent involvement work is on fundraising and free labor. IDRA has led many to understand that family engagement should instead bring families into the conversation of creating student success. IDRA senior education associate, Dr. Rogelio López del Bosque, discusses how he created a family friendly school during his recent five-year term as a high school principal in order to bring families into the conversation of creating a school that achieved success for all students. Dr. López is interviewed by Aurelio Montemayor , M.Ed., director of the IDRA Texas Parent Information and Resource Center. Send comments to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or fill out form online at Sign up to receive free e-mail notices when new episodes are available.

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"Creating a Campus Culture of Teacher High Expectations and Support" by R. López del Bosque, IDRA Newsletter

"The Role of a Family Friendly Principal" by A.M. Montemayor, IDRA Newsletter 

“Creating Culturally Responsive Parent Engagement – Principal Shares Strategies for Success” by R.G. Rodríguez, R. López del Bosque, and A. Villarreal, IDRA Newsletter

IDRA Texas Parent Information and Resource Center

Engaging Parents in Education
US Department of Education

IDRA Family Leadership Principles

 Show Notes

* Rogelio says it is a principal's "prime role and responsibility" to create a warm, welcoming, and accepting atmosphere for visitors to a school campus.

* Rogelio talks about building trust with parents by valuing their input.

* Aurelio asks Rogelio whether special considerations should be made for families who are poor or don't English.

* Rogelio explains the importance of creating a "community of practice" that includes both parents and community members.

* Rogelio discusses the shared responsibility of family engagement.

Show length: 15:15

Related podcasts

Valuing Families in Children’s Education – April 20, 2007

Engaging Parents in Education – September 28, 2007

Families and Teachers Communicating – November 7, 2008

Family Friendly at the School Door – June 9, 2009

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